Monday, May 20, 2013

Light of the world

And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:5 NKJV)

Sunday morning in Sunday school the kids and I have started the book of Philippians. Paul, though bound by chains, was full of joy in his situation. He did not sit back sulking, complaining or grumbling, but took this opportunity to share the gospel with the guards, and anyone that would listen to what he had to say.
 He knew that God was in control and one way or another he would be set free- to live and continue to share the gospel, or to live with Christ in eternity. It is a win win situation. 
How many times do we complain, grumble, and sulk when everything does not go our way? 

Sunday afternoon began our second bible study in the village of Pintic. Faith and the kids came along this time. As soon as we arrived the kids gathered around and even the adults came out and sat in the shade.  
Sitting in the grass under a tree sharing God's Word with the people reminded me once again why the Lord called us here to Romania.
I did not go bearing gifts of earthly value, I had no food to give; just God's Word to share with those who sat and listened. Jesus, the light that shines in the darkness, that pierces even the darkest corners, the only light that gives true life, this is what I have to offer them. 
With over fourty people listening, others talking, horse and wagons scurrying by, kids coming and going, and others listening intently I was able to share who was the Light of life and why we need Him.

Pray for wisdom and discernment in ministering and sharing In Pintic. Pray for the English class to be used by God. Pray for the Thursday night bible study. Pray for the after school kids program at the space to be a light to the lost.
Thank you for praying. 

Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. (Proverbs 11:4 NKJV)